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An example use of prefer in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… now well I would prefer that you didn't …”
Prefer means to like more than something else.
the word prefer occurs in english on average 37.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that prefer can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) people, society, and culture;